T-UDL: Technology & Universal Design for Learning
In this online course, we will explore the technology tools that directly support the principles of UDL and help teachers to create engaging and interactive learning environments for all learners, including students with special education needs. By framing the technology you may already have available within the context of UDL, you will learn to use these tools in the classroom to change the way students are engaging with content.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of science-based principles focusing on teaching and learning for students with diverse learning needs. UDL supports teachers in meeting the needs of individual students in their classroom, as noted in the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and the National Education Technology Plan.
In this course, participants will engage in each of the six weeks with material on each of the three main UDL principles: Engagement; Representation; and Action & Expression. We will spend time exploring the best technology tools for each principle that support flexible, inclusive instruction, and how to use them in your classroom. In addition to the online work, participants are required to attend two live webinars.
CES online course content will enable participants to enter this work from wherever you are on the continuum: at the beginner or experienced level with integrating technology into your diverse classroom. In addition, the online learning format offers high quality professional development that fits into your life - delivered wherever and whenever you are available.
Audience and Grade Level
Teachers Grades 3-12, and technology directors and specialists
22.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit will be awarded to participants upon completion of this training. Graduate credit is available through Fitchburg State University at an additional cost of $220. Graduate credit registration and payment occurs at the first section meeting, and payment can be made by credit card or check at that time. Note that these 15 PDPs will satisfy the SPED-related requirement for recertification.
Date and Location
This is a fully-online workshop that will run April 12, 2017 through May 30, 2017. Designed to fit your busy schedule, you can complete this coursework at any location, and at the times of day that suit you.
Cost and Registration
The cost of the workshop is $360 for member districts, and $390 for non-member districts. Register online or download and mail the registration form, available on the right side of this page.
Registration Deadline: April 5, 2017
A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, the Collaborative will inform you of available options.
If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 5 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.
In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide.
Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.